COLLINS | A Playlist for Valentine’s Day Destruction

It’s Valentine’s Day and you’re all by your lonesome. What’s your plan? You’re going to cuddle up in your sweatpants with a pint of ice cream and re-watch Bridget Jones’s Diary? Scooch over, I’m taking the wheel. Here’s what going to happen.

Valentine's Day Dinner

Guys have it easy. Shelves around this time are overflowing with pink frilly cards, over sized heart-shaped boxes of Russell Stover’s chocolates, and cheesy displays of flowers padded with so much baby’s breath that you can barely see the single wilting rose tucked away in the center. All you men have to do is hand over something pink and pretty and the girl swoons, or so says every stereotypical advertisement for Valentine’s Day. So with America’s media catering all Valentine’s Day gifts towards women, what on earth is the other side of the relationship supposed to do? To find the solution, I set out on a mission to make the manliest of all Valentine’s Day meals.

Kiss-In on Ho Plaza Protests Sexuality Bias of Valentines Day

Love — or, at least, lust — was in the air on Ho Plaza yesterday at 12:15 p.m. A group of roughly 20 students lined up to hold a colorful banner that read “QUEER KISSIN’ … in progress” and then proceeded have a queer kiss-in, which lasted about five minutes.
Direct Action to Stop Heterosexism sponsored the event, according to kiss-in participant Ashley McGovern ’09. She explained that heterosexism is “kind of like homophobia except heterosexism has to do with all facets of society … so the normalization of heterosexuality in society.”

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Alluring Aphrodisiacs

How many people actually understand food? We know how it tastes and we know when it is good for us, but do we know how it works and how to make it taste its best? As a sophomore nutrition student, I have dedicated my time to demystifying the great unknowns of food. Growing up in a family with a deeply rooted Italian heritage has nurtured me to be the self-proclaimed “foodie” that I am today. I am wildly passionate about chocolate, sushi, red wine, and freshly baked bread. Unfortunately, my favorite indulgences don’t quite mesh with my hopes to lead a nutritious lifestyle. Instead, I am embarking on an ambitious pursuit to discover delicious, yet healthful foods.

A+E's Guide to Valentine's Day

It’s possible that you have been spending the past week making elaborate plans that revolve around rose petals, silk sheets and a moonlight serenade; or, if you’re anything like the rest of us, you’ve forgotten to make plans and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Lucky for you, the Arts and Entertainment staff has pooled together live music, dance and film for your Saturday night — so you can still rock out with your special someone (or your best buds … all of whom deserve a distraction from what might be the most loved and hated holiday there is.) But hey — love is all around. We take no liability for who might be caught by Cupid’s arrow at any of these events.

SufferJets Sweet & Tart Valentine’s Party with the Sutras